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New Horizons MVIC Pluto Encounter Calibrated Data v3.0


Abstract: This data set contains Calibrated data taken by the New Horizons Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera instrument during the Pluto encounter mission phase. This is VERSION 3.0 of this data set. This data set contains MVIC observations taken during the the Approach (Jan-Jul, 2015), Encounter, Departure, and Transition mission sub-phases, including flyby observations taken on 14 July, 2015, and departure and calibration data through late October, 2016. This data set completes the Pluto mission phase deliveries for MVIC. This is version 3.0 of this dataset. Changes since version 2.0 include the addition of data downlinked between the end of January, 2016 and the end of October, 2016, completing the delivery of all data covering the Pluto Encounter and subsequent Calibration Campaign. It includes multi- map observations from the Approach phase, observations of the moons, hires, full-frame observations from Pluto Encounter and Departure, and ring search observations. There may be some overlap between prior datasets and this dataset, due to only partial, windowed, or lossy data in prior datasets. This dataset also includes functional tests from the Calibration Campaign, including calibration observations of the M6 and M7 clusters, and HD205905. Also, updates were made to the calibration files, documentation, and catalog files. For any data previously delivered as sub-frame windows, this delivery will fill in the image data outside those windows. Changes to the calibration involved only changes to the spectrum-specific calibration constants provided in FITS headers and in PDS labels; the calibrated Data Number values in the calibrated data set, excluding image data outside the sub-frame windows mentioned above, will not be substantively changed.

NH-P-MVIC-3-PLUTO-V3.0 Browse Download (8.4 GB)

Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Stern, A., NEW HORIZONS Calibrated MVIC PLUTO ENCOUNTER V3.0, NH-P-MVIC-3-PLUTO-V3.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2018."

Older versions of this data set:

NH-P-MVIC-3-PLUTO-V2.0 Browse Download (3.0 GB)
NH-P-MVIC-3-PLUTO-V1.0 Browse Download (444.9 MB)

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